Faculty Awards and Programs Analyst (7398U) Job 2132 - EECS - 2132
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 10/29/19
This job involves analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of a function, program and/or organizational unit, or in research of new or changing systems and programs. Assists in policy and program planning, development and administration; interprets, monitors and analyzes information regarding policies and procedures and provides consultative services regarding general management to department administrators.
The College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is recognized for its educational and research excellence, consistently ranking among the top three Engineering colleges in the United States. With more than 225 regular faculty members, 2.150 graduate students and 3,650 undergraduate students located in seven academic departments, Engineering is the second largest college on the Berkeley campus. Operating expenditures for the College as a whole exceed $200 million annually.
EECS is the largest Department on the UC campus, consisting of over 130 faculty, adjunct, active emeriti and PIR appointments; 3,000+ undergraduates, both in the College of Engineering and in Letters and Science; 700+ graduate students, and 60+ staff members.
The position oversees educational program evaluations of large scope and great importance to the Department's academic effectiveness and reputation (e.g., Academic Program Review, self-study report, etc.) and in the preparation of proposals that require intensive focus on writing and organization, such as our strategic plan and other program and data reports for submission to the College, campus,and other outside organizations and entities.
The position oversees various special projects including surveys and reports (CRA Taulbee survey, ECEDHA survey, US News and ASEE surveys, NIH Training Grant reports, etc.).
The position manages the EECS Faculty Awards functions and provides expert advice and guidance to the Faculty Awards Committee Chairs and the Department leadership in making faculty award nominations, which are of great importance in sustaining our Department's morale and reputation (e.g. with the campus' Academic Program Review and also by less formal ranking systems such as U.S. News and World Report
's ranking of university engineering programs). The person in this position manages nomination packages by writing excellent material for the nomination, by researching all aspects of every award being processed at a given time, and by staying in constant communication with all parties involved for successful award nomination submissions.
45% Faculty Awards Program and Data Administration:
Gathers and assembles analytical and factual data on assigned problems and issues to prepare reports and/or analyses summarizing information on the assigned issues and commenting on other significance for internal department constituents . Using subject matter knowledge, collects and prepares information for use in discussions, meetings of high level management and external constituents.
- Performs analytical studies on a variety of policies, programs and issues related to faculty awards. At the request of the Chairs or the co-Chairs of the Faculty Awards Committee, analyzes the history of award distributions, the need for changes in technological approaches to the archiving of award information, and approaches to nomination of faculty for specific awards in order to achieve a more successful outcome.
- Develops and plans all written and media communication matters, including announcement and recognition content materials (written/video, etc.) for faculty awards webpage to highlight faculty honors and accomplishments. Prepares, edits and modifies documents including research reports, manuscripts, presentations and proposals related to faculty awards and their notable accomplishments Reviews and researches current work being performed by each faculty member and possible significance of this work in order to have information data/analysis ready when a nomination is suggested. Responsible for preparing various sorts of nomination forms for faculty awards. Completes sections of nomination forms with material available in publications submitted by faculty members, such as AP Bears, C.V.s, and the EECS graduate student database, as well as public databases such as INSPEC and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database. Edits material provided by faculty members for use in nomination forms. Stays in contact with all participants in each nomination process to ensure that the nomination will be completed in a timely manner. Oversees important department events such as the annual EECS Faculty Awards lunch or dinner and the Distinguished Alumni Award breakfast at the annual EECS BEARS conference.. Responsible for all planning logistics related to the these two functions including planning for breakfast and reception. Prepares awards for award winners. Writes scripts for chairs.
30% Department Programs Administration
Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for the organization. Researches and analyzes processes, procedures, policies and organizational structures in order to develop and/or implement changes and to provide consultative services regarding general management to department administrators.
- Researches and drafts complex proposals, reports, briefings, executive summaries, correspondence and speeches for the Department Chairs and other faculty and staff members in leadership roles as appropriate. Performs ad hoc, analytical studies on a wide variety of policies, programs and issues which are complex in nature working closely with senior managers and the Department leadership (e.g., self-supporting degree programs, academic program updates, etc.). Conducts post-implementation analysis to determine the need for further enhancements, finer distinctions and/or additional process/policy components.
25% Department Programs Data Analysis and Report Management:
Provides analyses for complex academic program, data, systems and resource projects working directly with all levels of managers.
- Oversees various annual and special department surveys and data projects. Responsible for coordinating the department reviews/reports, including self-review reports, and various annual surveys (CRA Taulbee, US News, ASEE, ECEDHA, NIH training grant, ad hoc student data reports, etc.) working closely with the department Chairs, Director of Administration, faculty, and staff managers. Independently collects and compiles complex data to complete various critical reports and surveys on behalf of the Chairs and the Department.
Establishes and maintains contacts internally and with external constituents for the collection and exchange of data.
Manages department related data analysis and reports working closely with both campus and non-university entities as appropriate following university policies and procedures.
- Advanced communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with faculty and staff, as well as external constituents, both verbally and in writing.
- Strong ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
- Ability to conduct Department business at the highest levels of discretion and maintain strict confidentiality.
- Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns.
- Working skills to analyze information and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
- Strong skills in accurately analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals.
- Working knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
- Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
- salary commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
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